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The Evolution of Publishing Agreements at the University of Michigan Library

Description: Book chapter on the evolution of publishing agreements at the University of Michigan Library. Taking as an example an open-access journal with a single editor, this chapter discusses the various configurations of rights agreements used by the University of Michigan Library throughout the evolution of its publishing operation, the advantages of the various models, and the reasons for moving from one to another.
Date: March 2015
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.
Partner: UNT Libraries

How Should You Publish?

Description: Presentation for the "Building an Open Textbook Publishing Program", the Open Textbook Publishing Winter Webinar Series 2019. This presentation focuses on the high-level decisions necessary when deciding how to offer a publishing service.
Date: February 20, 2019
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Monitoring Usage of Open Access Long-Form Content

Description: Presentation for NISO Virtual Conference "Long Form Content: Ebooks, Print Volumes and the Concerns of Those Who Use Both." The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently funded a study of the landscape of usage data for open-access scholarly monographs and an investigation of the viability of creating a data trust for sharing of usage data among stakeholders in the publishing ecosystem. In spring 2019, the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) will publish a final white paper that takes into account feed… more
Date: March 20, 2019
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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A data trust for industry data sharing

Description: This is a portion of a report, Building a Trusted Framework for Coordinating OA Monograph Usage Data, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to study the landscape of usage for open-access scholarly monographs and investigate the viability of creating a data trust for sharing usage data among stakeholders in the publishing ecosystem.
Date: November 2018
Creator: Suzor, Nic; Gray, Joanne Elizabeth; Neylon, Cameron; Montgomery, Lucy; Ozaygen, Alkim; Hawkins, Kevin S. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Evolving Landscape of Scholarly Communication: Stakeholders' Roles in a Global Ecosystem

Description: Presentation for a panel at the 2014 University Partnerships Workshop, sponsored by the U. S. Department of State and the U. S. Embassy, Islamabad, Pakistan. This presentation discusses the evolving landscape of scholarly communication and stakeholders' roles in a global ecosystem.
Date: November 14, 2014
Creator: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Hawkins, Kevin S.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Case for a Publishing Analytics Data Alliance

Description: Digital technology is making it possible for publishers and libraries to gather data on the dissemination and use of scholarly publications in unprecedented detail and on an unprecedented scale. While data arising from the digital distribution of content provides new opportunities for understanding the scholarly communication ecosystem, it also creates socio-technical challenges for understanding how scholarly content is shared and used across networked knowledge landscapes. Libraries and insti… more
Date: October 2015
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Formulating a Scalable Approach to Patron-Requested Digitization in Archives

Description: This article examines how archives were forced to rethink their modes of providing access to physical collections because of the coronavirus of 2019 (COVID-19). Whereas difficult copyright questions raised by reproducing items could previously be skirted by requiring researchers to work with materials in person, the long-term closure of reading rooms and decrease in long-distance travel mean that archives need a workflow for handling user digitization requests that is scalable and requires cons… more
Date: June 1, 2021
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S. & Judkins, Julie
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Marketing via E-mail Solicitation by Predatory (and Legitimate) Journals: An Evaluation of Quality, Frequency, and Relevance

Description: This article studies the marketing practices of predatory journals through the analysis of a a subset of the 1,816 e-mails received by a single university biology faculty member during a 24-month period.
Date: December 3, 2018
Creator: Burggren, Warren W.; Madasu, Dilip; Hawkins, Kevin S. & Halbert, Martin
Partner: UNT Libraries
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The Evolution of Publishing Agreements at the University of Michigan

Description: Article on the evolution of publishing agreements at the University of Michigan Library. Taking as an example an open-access journal with a single editor, this article discusses the various configurations of rights agreements used by the University of Michigan Library throughout the evolution of its publishing operation, the advantages of the various models, and the reasons for moving from one to another.
Date: December 11, 2014
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Building a Trusted Framework for Coordinating OA Monograph Usage Data

Description: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently funded a study of the landscape of usage data for open-access scholarly monographs and an investigation of the viability of creating a data trust for sharing of usage data among stakeholders in the publishing ecosystem. In spring 2019, the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) will publish a final white paper that takes into account feedback from the community during a consultation period. This presentation will provide a summary of the main findings and prop… more
Date: May 9, 2019
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Building a Trusted Framework for Coordinating OA Monograph Usage Data

Description: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently funded a study of the landscape of usage data for open-access scholarly monographs and an investigation of the viability of creating a data trust for sharing of usage data among stakeholders in the publishing ecosystem. In spring 2019, the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) will publish a final white paper that takes into account feedback from the community during a consultation period. This presentation will provide a summary of the main findings and prop… more
Date: May 9, 2019
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Achieving Financial Sustainability: Are We Asking the Wrong Questions?

Description: While technology has made producing copies of digital content almost entirely free, there is no escaping that publishing, according to most definitions of the term, still requires time and money. Any publishing service offered by a library must find a way to achieve financial sustainability—that is, operate without losing money. However, even "losing money" is a tricky concept, especially when taking into account varying definitions of operating expenses (overhead costs) under different mod… more
Date: August 12, 2016
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Encouraging Adoption, Adaptation, and Creation of OER at UNT

Description: To complement UNT’s limited inclusive-access program, the UNT Libraries has taken the lead on two programs designed to encourage adoption, adaptation, and creation of OER at UNT. The first, OER Summer Grants, provides research funding for faculty who adopt an open textbook, modify an existing one, or create new supplemental material. The second, UNT Open Texts, is a partnership with the UNT Press that provides research funding for faculty who author a new open textbook to be published jointly b… more
Date: August 2019
Creator: Hawkins, Kevin S.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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